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23 June 2016

For the sixth year, Sailonline is delighted to be continuing its relationship as the virtual partner of Sail Training International for its summer season of tall ships racing around Europe, where Sailonline's virtual races will mirror the schedules and courses of the real events as closely as possible.

This year will see a total of four events, the three Tall Ships Races – a race from Antwerp in Belgium to Lisbon the capital of Portugual, a race from Lisbon on to Cadiz in Spain and a Cruise in Company from Cadiz to A Coruña also in Spain – and then, at the end of August, the North Sea Regatta – a race from Blyth on the UK’s Northumberland coast, to Gothenburg in southern Sweden.

Sailonline’s virtual sailing experience runs hand in hand with Sail Training International's mission - the development and education of young people through the sail training experience, regardless of nationality, culture, religion, gender or social background. Sail Training International and Sailonline both count heavily on volunteer support with financial gain excluded from the equation.

Navigating a tall ship is a remarkably challenging affair, especially if you are more familiar with modern yachts, and gives a real insight into the true nature of ocean exploration in days gone by, so why not start learning the basics today so you will be ready for your Tall Ships experience!

There are four classes of Tall Ship in the real races, ranging from the biggest Class A Square Rigged ships of more than 40m in length, down to training yachts of 9.14m. Sailonline has developed performance polars based on published data for several tall ships, and races to compete against Class A ships.

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The Race Conditions contains NOR, particulars, polars and a list of used boats, and will be updated for each race in 2018, so please read it to avoid disqualification.

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To reflect the challenge being undertaken by the real racers, who will compete in production yachts of the size and type used in 1968 and will only use materials and equipment that was available to them then, SOL invites all who feel so inclined to add their boat name to the post in FORUM declaring you will race this prologue and the race proper (in two legs) by the proverbial "Seat Of The Pants" (SOTP) with no outside assistance from routing software or other external aids, relying solely on the SOL predictor line and dead reckoning for navigation.
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